An online introduction to two of Life's Little Bug characters, Flu Bug and Tummy Bug (puppets) with their creator Tina Stubbs, to learn what these germ spreaders like and what they don't like!
Storytime with one of the Life's Little Bugs award-winning books and interactive activities to engage and teach the important healthy habits of handwashing…
Janet Lawler was a kid once, just like you! Many seeds of her career as an author were planted in her childhood. She will share details that foster a love of reading and writing and help kids realize that they already have stories of their own to tell.
If you're really trying to motivate your kids to write (and enjoy doing it), then this presentation can help! Combined with a healthy dose of humor, I'll work through the actual process of how to write (and publish) a book, touching on all the various aspects, from how we generate ideas, the joy of writing, the importance of revision, and the…
Do you believe in magic? As an author, I believe my life is all about making magic! When we meet, let’s dress up as witches and wizards. Then I’ll show you my magic hat and magic notebook that helped me write the book IT’S RAINING BATS & FROGS. After, I’ll read the book to you. Perhaps we can even make some magic together…
Join British kid's author, poet and stand-up comic, IAN BILLINGS, on an intergalactic voyage full of fun, frolics and out-of-this-world poetry. Let's countdown to blast off and see what extraterrestrial poems we encounter on the way. It could be "The Tale of the Sad Black Hole" or "Light Sabre's Last Swish" or "Behold the Mighty Quongo" or many,…
Join British kid's author, poet and stand-up comic, IAN BILLINGS, in a sploshtastic visit of fun, frolics and aquatic rhymes! All aboard for a sea-going voyage as we navigate our passage through poems like "HMS Tremble", "Reggie the Dolphin" and the awesome "Moby Duck!"
Have you ever finished a book and thought, "Oh, I'd love to meet the author and ask her __________?" This program is for individuals or families who have finished reading WINTERFROST, a magical, wintry tale rooted in Scandinavian lore. Meet Michelle Houts, hear about how Klakke and Gammel and the Pedersen family came to be, and -- most importantly…
Join British kid's author, poet and stand-up comic, IAN BILLINGS, in a spooktacular visit of fun, frolics and lots of ghoulish rhymes. Dare you join Ian as he reads some chilling, but chucklesome, frightening, but frolicsome, hair-raising but hilarious poems from his new book "Boooo!!!" ??
If you want to be a writer, it doesn’t matter how old you are. What matters is how much you practice. Discover my journey from 12-year-old paid columnist to award-winning author. Ask me questions about how to achieve your writing goals.
Life can be stranger than fiction! Our lives are filled with ideas to get the creative juices flowing. Remember, elaborating isn't lying. IT'S FICTION! Paper, pencil, and a sense of excitement are the only requirements.
Are you curious about what it's like to be a writer? Ask me anything.
Where do I get my ideas?
How do I find a publisher?
Do I need to find my own illustrator?
What do I earn from my books?
Nothing is off-limits . . . well, maybe, "How old are you?" :-)
Learn about the writing process - brainstorming ideas, researching, writing, revising, and publishing. Through an interactive presentation, I demystify the process and provide practical tips to assist students with their own writing projects.
Dinosaurs might not be able to put a birthday party together - but they're still pretty awesome! Children will learn about the process of how "Don't Ask a Dinosaur" came together, cool facts about the dinosaurs included (and some that didn't make the cut!), and how a 7-year-old child "saved" the book before it went to press!
Creating a character, either to perform on the stage or to have as the main focus of your story, is a challenging, as well as an exciting project. Join me to discuss some of the elements of making a character memorable and your story a page-turner.
Have you ever felt like you had a question that went unanswered or a goal you didn’t achieve? I have but I learned to take advantage of opportunities when presented to me. Closed mouths do not get fed. So, before you miss out on answers and goals like I have, let’s talk authentically!
This one can be catered to the specific needs or wants of the audience - but, basically, Kevin will try to give more of a master class in how he writes and draws and what YOU can steal from him to make your own art better.
For kids who are fascinated by tractors, for future farmers, and for city kids who don't know where hay comes from -- this is for you! We'll start with a rollicking interactive read-aloud of "Hey, Hey, Hay! (A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them") with time to talk about how we make hay.
Is your child interested in the search for legendary animals that might be real like Bigfoot and The Loch Ness Monster? Join Lija Fisher, children's book author and Bigfoot Conference speaker, as she shares tidbits about these mysterious creatures and how some animals of myth and legend have already been found!
Are you or someone you love or work with a current or former foster kid? Or have you read The Quiet You Carry or Quiet No More and would like to talk with the author? Individuals or groups can book a talk with me to chat about writing, foster care, beating the odds against me to live my dreams, or anything else that you have in mind!
How do you find ideas for your stories? Let's explore together! What happens next with a good idea? Crafting a story is a process where each step is important, but it could also be a bit tricky. Not to worry -- we can make each element of a good story fun and easy to follow!
If Laurie's books are among your child's favorites, this is their chance to meet one-on-one with the creator of the beloved Mallory McDonald and Ruby Valentine series! They can ask her anything they've ever wanted to know about her books and writing process. No materials required, just a love of Laurie's books.
Main focus of this visit will be on ONE young reader. Up to five others (family members and/or friends) can listen in and participate as the young reader's guests, but the conversation will mainly take place between Debbie and ONE young person.
Aaron Ozee, author of bestselling children's books, Regulus and My Darling Child Shiloh, will meet and greet for 45 minutes. Attendees may ask questions, take pictures, or start recordings during the session.
We are going to make the basic Picture Book at home. From this you will learn how to progress to bigger and better books. You will need 4 x A4 sheets of writing paper, pencils and eraser and crayons or coloured pencils.